Karnataka Public Service Commission has issued the notification for the Assistant Conservator of Forest Post. The notification is released for the 24 posts of ACF.
KPSC Assistant Forest Conservator 2018
- Organization: Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC)
- Name of the post: Assistant Forest Conservator (ACF)
- No. of Posts: 24 Posts
- Application Mode: Online
- Application Process Start Date: 10 September 2018
- Last Date to Apply Online: 9 October 2018
KPSC ACF 2018 – Eligibility Criteria
- For B.Sc. Forestry Graduates: Applicants should have a degree in Bachelor of Science in Forestry from a recognized University of India.
- For Science and Engineering Graduates: Candidate must possess Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture or Horticulture or Veterinary Science or Bachelor of Science degree with two or more of the following subjects namely, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Bio-Chemistry, Microbiology, Bio-Technology or a holder of Bachelor of Engineering degree in any recognized University.
- Candidates must have 50% minimum marks in these degree courses to apply for KPSC Assistant Forest Conservator Recruitment 2018.
Applicant’s age limit is given below as per their category-
- For General Category: 18 Years to 30 Years
- For OBC (2A/2B/3A & 3B) Category: 18 Years to 33 Years
- For SC/ST, CAT-1 Category: 18 Years to 35 Years
- For General Category: 600/- Rupees
- For OBC (2A/2B/3A & 3B) Category: 300/- Rupees
- For SC/ST, CAT-1 Category: 50/- Rupees
- Candidates will get selected on the basis of Computer-based Recruitment Test-CBRT for KPSC Recruitment 2018.
The selection process comprises of 3 parts:
- Preliminary Examination ( Objective Type Questions)
- Main Examination ( Written Exam )
- Personality Test ( Last Step for selection)
- There will be Negative Marking of 1/4th marks for every wrong answer.
- The number of applicants will be 20 times more than the applicants will be selected for the main examination.
Preliminary Exam GS PAPER 1- two hours duration, 100 marks
The question paper would be of hundred multiple choice questions divided into six sections:
1. Current events – 30 marks
2. History of India – 20 marks
3. Indian and World geography — 15 marks
4. Indian polity – 10 marks
5. Indian. Economy – 10 marks
6. General Science 15 marks
Scope and coverage
Current events: Significant national and international events, personalities (both Indian and International) in news, including sports events and personalities. (Click for ACF Current Affairs Notes)
History of India: Ancient, medieval and recent history including the Indian national movement, its social, economic and political aspects including the nature and character of the 19 th century resurgence, growth of nationalism and attainment of independence.
Geography: The earth, its shape and size, latitudes and longitudes, ocean currents and tides, atmosphere and its composition including physical, social and economic geography of India its climate, vegetation, natural resources, location and distribution of agricultural and industrial activities.
Indian Polity: The country’s political system and Constitution of India, covering broadly its.frame work, main features, different organs of Government and their functioning, at the Centre, State and local levels including Panchayath Rai institutions, fundamental rights, fundamental duties and directive principles of state policy, functioning of Indian democracy and elections.
Indian Economy: Economic developments in India, basic foundation of the economy, features and sectors of Indian economy, process of planning and five year plans, markets and State controls, process of liberalization and globalization, inflation, poverty and unemployment.
General Science: General appreciation and understanding of science including matters of every day observation and experience, as may be expected of a well educated person who may not have made a special study of any particular scientific discipline.
APTITUDE TEST – Paper 2
Preliminary Exam – two hours ; 100 marks
The aptitude test shall measure the candidate’s comprehension, memory, reasoning, speed, analysis, . evaluation of facts, data, events and judgment. The question paper would be of hundred multiple choice
A questions divided – into Five sections:
1. Numerical ability 30 marks
2. Verbal and non-verbal ability – 15 marks
3. Logical and analytical reasoning – 20 marks
4. Statistics – 15 marks
5. Science aptitude 20 marks
Scope and coverage
Candidates would be tested on their understanding of basic arithmetic and speed of calculation, number systems, averages, percentages, profit and loss, simple and compound interest, sequences, indices, ratio and proportion, partnership, time and work, speed and distance, algebra, trigonometry, heights and distances, mensuration, geometry.
Verbal and non—verbal ability
Letters and words as symbols, analysis of relationship between groups of letters or words, completing series or order of letters or word analogy, finding odd man out, coding and decoding based on illustrated principles. Shapes and patterns, arranging shapes or designs into associated groups and finding out odd man and completing the sequence.
Logical and analytical reasoning
Application of logic and making judgments in given situations. General reasoning and determination of the validity of an inference from a statement, based on some given parameters.
Elementary statistics such as mean, median, mode, making deductions from pie- and bar charts, graphs, figures and tables.
Fundamentals of physics, chemistry, botany, zoology, environment and their application in day to day life